Cats

2019
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Title: Cats

Original Title: Cats

Year: 2019

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: December 20 2019
  • United States: December 20 2019

Plot

'Cats' is the cinematographic adaptation of what is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals of all time. It is directed by Tom Hooper, who won an Oscar for his work in 'The King's Speech' and boasts directorial credits in other movies such as 'The Danish Girl' and 'Les Misérables'.

'Cats' tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night that the leader of the group decides which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a new life. These cats will present themselves one by one, spinning stories about their past and explaining what makes them special enough to be the chosen one.

Forming the cast are Jennifer Hudson, an Oscar winner for 'Dreamgirls', James Corden ('Yesterday'), Ian McKellen ('All Is True', 'Beauty and the Beast') and Taylor Swift. 'Cats' will be the return of the artist to the big screen after her small role in 'Valentine's Day' and her cameo in 'Hannah Montana: The Movie', though she has been involved with the film industry through the contributions she made to the original soundtracks of 'Fifty Shades Darker' and 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

The film and the musical are based on the book of poems for children written by T.S. Eliot, and the script is penned by the playwright Lee Hall (known for the 2000 film 'Billy Elliot' and 'Rocketman').

Awards

  • 2020 Golden Globes: 1 0
  • 2020 Razzie Awards: 8 0

Cast

Director:

Tom Hooper Tom Hooper

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

Gus The Theatre Cat

James Corden

James Corden

Bustopher Jones

Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Macavity

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson

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Videos

'Cats' first trailer 2:47

'Cats' first trailer

July 19 2019

3:28

July 17 2019

Photos

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Trivia

A failed attempt

Steven Spielberg's Amblimation planned to adapt the musical into an animated movie, but abandoned it when the studio shut down.

Possible candidates

Anne Hathaway and Rihanna were considered for parts.

To the big screen

This is the first adaptation of 'Cats' since the 1998 made-for-television BBC movie.

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